Leather Chair / April 29, 2018 / Charity Chapman
One of the well known and most versatile types of leather chairs is the vegetable-tanned variety. Among the the most common types of plants or trees used for making this type of chair is the oak tree bark. Oak tree barks contain natural elements that are used to make a good-looking vegetable tanned leather chair. Next to vegetable tanned leather chairs are the oil-tanned type. From the name itself, you can get the idea that the leather will slightly feel oily. But despite of this, the oily feeling from these chairs will not stick to your hands. Nevertheless, it is the oily feel and shiny look that give the oil tanned leather its unique, interesting and classic look.
Bake in the day when chairs were first introduced to people, they were crudely made, four legs and a back if you were lucky. Usually they were made of old wood and done so by farmers and ranchers. Then came the towns and people needed something to sit on. Through the years furniture manufactures were realizing people wanted more comfort in the chairs they had so they started making chairs with arms and adding different materials for the upholstery, such as fine leather. During the eighteenth century is when the leather high back chairs and arm chairs started to become popular. Only the rich could afford this type but it soon caught on and more and more people of all walks of life wanted them. Dining room chairs with a cushioned back and seat, wrapped in leather was ideal and was a status symbol among the rich. Today you can find them in almost any home, in a variety of shapes and colored leather.
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